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Police Seeking Witnesses in Ocean View Attempted Murder Investigation

by Thunda

Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that occurred in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision on Saturday afternoon, May 27, 2023.   

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Ka‘u patrol officers responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound at a residence in the 92-8000 block of Leilani Parkway, in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates. Upon arrival, officers determined that the victim received three gunshots wounds as a result of an altercation between himself and a neighbor.

The suspect, 47-year-old Thomas Allen of Ocean View, was taken into custody without incident by Ka‘u patrol officers shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The victim, a 32-year-old Ocean View man, was initially transported to Kona Community Hospital and subsequently transferred to Queens Medical Center on Oahu, where he remains in stable condition.

On Sunday, May 28, detectives with the Area II Criminial Investigation Section executed a series of search warrants on the residence in which Allen was apprehended and recovered a total of 23 firearms and various ammunition.   

At 1:30 p.m on Monday, May 29, after conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, Allen was released pending further investigation. Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation and upon completion, the investigation will be sent to the County Prosecutor’s Office.  

Police are asking anyone who may have information on or witnessed this incident to contact the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Donovan Kohara at (808) 326-4646, ext. 238, or via email at

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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